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New movie out today

Postby mpallamary » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:33 am

A new movie called "Lost City of Z" comes out today. The featured ad is a picture of the main character surveying.
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Re: New movie out today

Postby mpallamary » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:48 am

The Lost City of Z is the name given by Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett, a British surveyor, to an indigenous city that he claimed existed in the jungle of the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. Based on early histories of South America and his own explorations of the River Amazon region, Fawcett theorized that a complex civilization once existed in the Amazon region and that isolated ruins may have survived. Fawcett then found a document known as Manuscript 512 (links to non-English page), housed at the National Library of Rio de Janeiro, believed to be written by Portuguese bandeirante João da Silva Guimarães who wrote that during 1753 he had discovered the ruins of an ancient city that contained arches, a statue, and a temple with hieroglyphics. The city is described in great detail without providing a specific location. This city became a secondary destination for Fawcett after "Z". Manuscript 512 was written after explorations made in the sertão of the province of Bahia (see Fawcett's own book "Exploration Fawcett").

Fawcett was preparing to find "Z" when World War I intervened. During 1920 he attempted on his own to find the city, but withdrew after suffering from fever and shooting his pack animal.[1] During a second 1925 expedition, Fawcett, his son Jack, and Raleigh Rimell disappeared in the Mato Grosso jungle.

David Grann's New Yorker article "The Lost City of Z" (2005) was expanded into a book The Lost City of Z (2009). A movie of the same name based on the book was released in April 2017

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Re: New movie out today

Postby Mr. Smith » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:33 am

THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN

Is another movie that has some Surveying included.


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